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See also under Mayflower history and these surnames: Bowen, Bradford, Burrows, Coffin, Dunlap, Fabyan, Hale, Harmon, Martin, Montague, Moulton, Peaslee, Percy, Sargent, Sawyer, Smith, Spencer, Tuttle, Urann, Von Nida, Brigham Young.

"Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700." Frederick Lewis Weis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 7th Edition,1999. The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlesmagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants (Formerly Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650). LLS

"The Descendants of Samuel (Carnahan) Cannon of Ulster," Ireland & Blandford, Mass. Almon Brown Cannon; Higginson Book Co., 1997 Descendents of Samuel Cannon, including Sarah Cannon. LL2

"Diary of Samuel Sewell, vol 1 and 3: Research Library of Colonial America Samuel Sewell, 1674-1729." Arno Press, pub 1972. Daily diary from leading New Englander, across thirty years. BA1

"Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700." Frank R. Holmes, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999. A surname index to with brief surname descriptions and the location of many of the early New England settlers. Lists head of household from 1620-1700 and gives a brief description of each. The average description of an individual is only 2 lines so it doesn't go into much detail. Some surnames have numerous families so be as specific as possible whom you are searching for and the town if known. DH1, SLJ

"Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England." James Savage, 1860. Showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692 on the Basis of Farmers Registar. It includes every settler regardless of rank in society. This is supposedly the most valuable tool for finding information about old New England families (although I think that the Genealogical Dictionary of ME & NH is just as valuable). There are hundreds of surnames listed in this four volume work. M37

"Genealogical Dictionary of New England (Vols 1-4)." Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700. EB

"Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts," Nathaniel Goodwini. 1856. [This book is now freely available to download at the Internet Archive.] "Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England." John Farmer, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1829 Includes lists of all Governors, Deputy Governors, Assistants, Counselors, Ministers, Graduates of Harvard College to 1662, Members of the ANcient and Honorable Artillery Company to 1662, and Freemen. Also includes genelogical notes and sketches of various residents. DH1, MO3

"The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633," Vol I, II and III. Robert Charles Anderson, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995. Short reports on immigrants to New England from 1620 to 1633. Indexed by surname, first name and places (the index is 280 pp). These volumes contain passenger lists, location from which the immigrant migrated, date of migration and first New England residence. Biographic information such as occupation, church membership, education, civil and military offices. Also included are lists of freemen, colony and court records, notarial records, town records, vital records, land records, church records and journals and letters. BW6, L1, M37

"The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635," Vols 1-4. Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn; New England Historic Genealogical Society; 1999. M37

"The Great Migration Immigrants to New England 1634-1635," Vol. V M-P. Robert Charles Anderson; New England Historical Genealogical Society; 2007. Index of Surnames, First name, Places, and Ships. M37

"History of Ancient Wethersfield," Vol I & II, Henry Stiles, New printing of 1904 edition, New England History Press, Somersworth, NH, 1987. Will search and copy. GK

"HOFFMAN - MANNING - SIMMONS FAMILIES of NEW YORK." Joyce Williams Hoffman & C.William Hoffman; The Anundsen Pub. Co; This is a wonderful book on the HOFFMAN, MANNING, SIMMONS families and many associated families. It gives lots of detailed information including many short biographies! MU

"Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War." Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin Books, 2006. A history of New England beginning with the voyage of the Mayflower to about 1680. Black and white photos, illustrations, maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. 464 pages. BLL

"New Englanders in the 1600's." Martin E. Hollick; New England Historical Society; 2006. A guide to genealogical Research. M37

"New England Captives Carried to Canada." - Volumes 1 and 2. Emma Lewis Coleman, Heritage Classics, 1925. Continuation of the work of C. Alice Baker's True Stories of New England Captives. DC9

"New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial." by William Cutter, 1913 (reprinted on cd). T6

"New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol II, No. II, April 1848. MGA

"New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol II, No. IV, October 1848. MGA

"The New England Historical and Geneaological Register Vol 155." NE HISTORICAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. The consolidation of three notebooks kept by John Haven Deter (1791-1876)....Notices concerning Boston Births, Marriages, Deaths and other events from 1728-1867. WH

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Clarence Almon Torrey, Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1985. MLG1

"Old Paths and Legends of New England." Katharine M Abbott, 1904. KM1

"Planters of the Commonwealth." Charles Edward Banks; Genealogical Publishing Co; 1997. Includes records of ships and passengers from England to New England 1620 & 1640. Includes a study of Emigration to New England in Colonial times. A9, M37

"Researching your Colonial New England Ancestors." Patricia Law Hatcher; Ancestory; 2006. General helps book on the best way to find ancestors who lived in Colonial New England. Describes the times and hardships they endured. Includes a time line. M37

"Robinson Genealogy: Descendants of Gain Robinson and Moses Robinson, Volume 2." Robinson Genealogical Society, 1933. [mainly Mass. and Maine] BH7

"Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630." Vol. 1 "Passengers & their children" 1987
Vol. 2 (parts only) "Descendants return to the Ancestral Homes 1988"
Vol. 7 (Parts dealing with SILVESTER & STOUGHTON)
Vol. 14 West Country Planters
Vol. 16 Supplement to Vol 14. DH

"Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630." Vols 4,6,7,11,12,13,15,17,18,19, 22, 23. KN

"Supplement of Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Melinda Lutz Sanborn. Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1991. Corrections and additions to the index of marriages by Clarence Almon Torrey; 79 pages with introduction and index. BLL, MLG1

"Second Supplement of Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Melinda Lutz Sanborn. Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1995. Corrections and additions to the index of marriages by Clarence Almon Torrey; 79 pages with introduction and index. BLL

"Soldiers in King Philip's War Being a Critical Account of the War With A Concise History of the Indian Wars of New England From 1620-1677." Author: George Madison Bodge A.B. Publisher: No publisher listed, Originally published in Boston, 1906; Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1967, 1976. The book opens with a brief recap of the Pilgrim's War and Pequod War from 1620 - 1675. The majority of the book documents King Philip's War from 1675 - 1677. The chapters are divided by names of the company commanders, with information about individuals who served under them in lists, letters and event narratives. Please give as much info as you have. Dates of birth and/or death, state the person lived in and company commander's name if you know would be very helpful! Please note the dates of these wars when making your request to see if it would even be possible in the window of time for them to have fought in these wars. JVA

"True Stories of New England Captives." C. Alice Baker, Heritage Publications, 1897. Describes the stories of New England captives brought to Canada in the 1700's - index of individuals. DC9

"The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers and their English Homes from Original Authorities." Charles Edward Banks, 1930. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. A brief history of New England before the Winthrop Fleet sailed; includes supplies needed with costs; perils encountered and appendices relating the passengers and their origins. 119 pages with indexes. BLL, M37

"Women and Children of the Mills: An Annotated Guide to Nineteenth-Century American Twxtile Factory Literature." by Judith Ranta, Greenwood Press, 1999. Has much info on 19th-century U.S. textile mill workers, particularly in New England, New York State, and Pennsylvania. Includes some names and some biographical information on workers. JAR